Summer Professional Development DEI Opportunities

Academic-year faculty who wish to participate in these workshops will receive summer stipends.

Faculty are invited to participate in these DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) professional development opportunities. Stipends are based on the summer meeting rate and are subject to the summer re-contracting maximum rates ( and available to academic-year appointment faculty.

General Education Diversity and Inclusion (C3) Summer Workshop

Half Day workshop – June 22nd 8:30-12 or June 23rd 8:30-12 (All registration is full!!!)
Rachel L. Dicioccio, Professor, Communication Studies, Director of Office of Innovation in General Education

To expand course offerings for the Diversity and Inclusion (C3) learning outcome, the Office of Innovation in General Education is hosting a ½ day workshop for those interested in –

  • Expanding a current C3 course from a “partial” to a “full” designation
  • Submitting a new C3 course (“partial” or “full”) 

The ½ day workshop will review the C3 learning outcome criteria, discuss course design and how to integrate criteria with course-level outcomes, explore summative assignments, and identify the essential steps to prepare course submission materials.

Stipend:  $400 for workshop attendance; additional $200 upon submission of course redesign to  department chair and dean of the college

URI Mentoring Workshop: From Mentoring Basics to Building Inclusive Mentoring Practices

Virtual Dates are:

June 23, 2021 9:00 – 11:00
June 24, 2021 9:00 – 11:00
June 28, 2021 1:00 – 3:00
June 29, 2021 9:00 – 11:30
June 29, 2021 1:00 – 3:00
June 30, 2021 1:00 – 2:30

All registration is full!!!

Workshop facilitators

  • Bryan Dewsbury, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Samantha Meenach, Associate Professor of Chem. Eng./Biomed. & Pharm.l Sciences
  • Michelle Fontes, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Retention and Success Initiatives, CELS
  • Aisling Caffrey, Associate Professor of Health Outcomes

This 12-hour workshop is designed to help faculty mentors cultivate inclusive
mentorship practices to better serve the diversity, equity, and inclusion
missions at URI and beyond. This centralized workshop model will be partly
based on the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) curriculum and
Dr. Bryan Dewsbury’s national workshops on inclusive practices in higher
education. The goals of the inclusive mentoring workshops are to: (1)
Cultivate awareness among research PIs on the need for inclusive
approaches; (2) Provide strategies for cultivating sustained dialogue
between PI and mentees, and (3): Develop long-term assessment models to
ascertain the permanence of inclusive practices. Faculty who have
previously completed the NRMN Entering Mentoring training are not eligible
to attend this workshop.

Workshop Topics:

  • Maintaining effective communication
  • Aligning expectations
  • Promoting professional development
  • Assessing understanding
  • Addressing equity and inclusion
  • Power and privilege in the research sciences
  • Knowing and understanding your why
  • Scenario-based mentoring activities

Summer Stipend for participating in all 6 workshops is $1000

Inclusions Workshops for Faculty

Dates (See registration form for more details):

Workshop 1: IN PERSON 5/27/21 from 9:00-11:00
Workshop 1: VIRTUAL 6/7/21 from 10:00-12:00

Workshop 2: IN PERSON – BALLENTINE 101 6/15/21 9:00-11:00
Workshop 2: VIRTUAL 6/23/21 from 10:00-12:00

Workshop 3: IN PERSON BALLENTINE 101 6/21/21 10:00-12:00 
Workshop 3: VIRTUAL 6/24/21 from 9:00-11:00

Leader Workshop: VIRTUAL 6/3/21 from 9:00-11:00 

All registration is full!

Dr. Annemarie Vaccaro, Professor School of Education

URI Inclusion Workshops are designed to assist faculty in creating more inclusive and equitable learning environments. Workshops help faculty answer questions such as:

  • How is my teaching situated within larger institutional context of systemic injustice and resistance in higher education?
  • How might my course design and instructional strategies contribute to, or challenge, systemic injustice?
  • What strategies can I use to design a learning environment that fosters equity and student success?

Stipend:  $200 for each workshop attendance; $200 upon submission of course redesign to  department chair and dean of the college (must have attended all 3 workshops for this final payment)

Inclusion Workshops Flyer

ATL workshops  –

  • HIT Seminar: Researching Across the Disciplines (1 week in June 2021) > information literacy outcomes, specifically impactful to address academic honesty 
  • HIT Seminar: Ethics Throughout the Curriculum (1 week in June 2021) > Grand Challenge outcome, specifically impactful to help students apply moral reasoning in difficult dialogues
  • STEM Teach Experience – (1 week in June 2021)